Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Trip to Gili Trawangan
Situated just off the coast of Lombok island, the Gilis are made up of three small islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan. Over the years, these sleepy little islands have become a huge destination for travelers who come from all over the world. But recently Gili Trawangan is the most popular island to visit, it is also well known as "Gili T", actually the Gili Trawangan is larger than Gili Meno and Gili Air but they can be walked for 2 hours. And of course for those who are looking for a wonderful destination to relax and soak up the sun, Gili Trawangan is your perfect choice. If you are in your holiday in Bali you can go to Gili Trawangan for completing your holiday, you should to take your fast boat from Bali to Gili Trawangan in which they will depart from Padang Bay, and usually takes 2.5 hours from Padang Bali, but nowadays fast boats are also available which departs from Serangan, for backpacker travelers or single traveler we suggested to take the fast boat which departs from Padang Bay, you will find new friends in your fast boat who have the same plan to go to Gili Trawangan. We ensure your trip will be fun!
Once you arrive in Gili Trawangan you will feel a little bit strange with this island, it is quite different with Bali from many ways of life but we are sure all is quickly forgotten though once you enter the emerald crystal blue water that you have ever imagined in your mind. The water is so clear and bright as well as the sea life, instead of diving by snorkeling only you will see the turtles swim freely and pretty fish with its beautiful color. For those who have a plan to visit this wonderful island, we are pleased to share you some useful information for your own:
Transportation in Gili Trawangan :
As in Gili Trawangan, there are no any cars available you should walk everywhere you want to go. Along the way of Gili Trawangan, Horse carriage is easy to find here, you can use this traditional public transportation to go to your villa/resort in Gili Trawangan. Bike rent service is also available with the price only IDR 13.000/hour but for the unforgettable trip you can take advantage of exploring the Gili Trawangan by foot!
The meals price in Gili Trawangan :
Food price range in Gili Trawangan is IDR 40.000 - IDR 70.000 (it is depending on the menu that you ordered), seafood dinner is also available with the rate starting from IDR 140.000/person. But don't worry, if you are looking for cheaper meals price, along the way of Gili Trawangan you will be easy to find the street stalls. They sell delicious foods starting from IDR 13.000 - IDR 25.000. Great value and you will really get a sense for the local culture.
Things to do Gili Trawangan :
Below we are enlisted 4 top things to do in Gili Trawangan, note this is only the little things that you can do in this island, but you can do more of these.
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles:
The Gili Trawangan do a great job in preserving sea turtles and when you are visiting Gili Trawangan you cannot miss the beach. There are some good spots in Gili Trawangan to snorkel with sea turtles, you can ask the local where the good spots to snorkel with sea turtles are. Swimming in crystal clear water with a sea turtle is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Remember to respect the turtles and don’t touch them. Don't worry about the fins and masks, they can be rented almost everywhere in Gili Trawangan.
You also can explore Gili Trawangan by doing a sea kayak. You can do the sea kayak in the northern part of Gili Trawangan. In your trip, if you are lucky enough you will encounter manta rays or sea turtles.
Watching an Amazing Sunset
Gili Trawangan can be consider as the best spot to watch the sunset too. You will have a chance to watch the sun paint the sky orange as the sun sets behind Bali's Mount Agung. In Gili Trawangan there are 2 popular sunset bars where you can access about one hour and a hal by walking.
Taking Freedive Lessons
Try to explore the waters around Gili island without an oxygen tank on your back. If you are already and experienced diver and are looking for a challenge this may be something to consider. In Gili Trawangan, some of dive schools in Gili Trawangan offer the freediving lessons where you can learn breathing techniques and how to be efficient with oxygen, so you can explore the depths with just a single breath but you should make sure you ask a lot of questions to the dive masters about rule and safety procedures before doing the freediving.
Friday, October 14, 2016
If you have ever seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love then you will remember Julia Roberts character going to Balinese healer or local called Balian. Realized or not from the book and the movie "Eat Pray Love" travelers who come to Bali seem to have added a visit to Balinese healer 'a must to do' lists, with other activities i.e yoga class, Bali sightseeing, or spa. In Bali, Balinese healer is the traditional healer who play an important part in Bali's culture by treating physical and mental illness, removing spells and channeling information from ancestors. Well, in our today's post we are going to share you the "Bali's Master Spiritual Healer, Tjokorda Gede Rai".
He is 86 years old Healer-Shamans in Bali, he is the grandson of the last King of Ubud. He is a renowned Balinese healer and shaman who began to use his gift of communing with deities and spirits over forty years ago. Tjok Rai still sees Balinese people who come by in full dress but tourists by the busload and celebrities from around the world also descend upon his royal compound of Puri Negari, a short drive from Ubud, eager for consultations, for healing, for cures. Even his age now 80s but he is as sprightly and energetic as men less than half of his age. He is tall and gangly, draped in sarong and cotton shirt, a mala dangling around his neck. He is undeniably charismatic, radiating warmth and a brilliant smile; he carries the knowledge of his spiritual and healing powers with a dose of humility. There’s a sparkle in this eye even when he speaks with utter seriousness. He can cure stress and depression-related issued, chronic back and knee problems, headaches, and other diseases. As Balinese healer, he has his own way of healing, starting from "reading" with the tip of his fingers the person's body/mind condition, checking the head in various points, then double at the level of meridians on the foot. Body/Mind condition includes lymphatic system, focus, sense of direction in life (purpose and undivided mind), memory, intelligence, trauma, stress, anxiety, worry, doubt.
He uses various practices of healing :
– Reflexology (expansive knowledge of the nadis/meridians);
– Sacred healing Mantras and Mudras.
– Sacred healing Tantric drawings, either with a pen (directly on the skin), or with a small stick
– Home made phytotherapy / herbal medicine used in a shamanic way;
– healing oils
What can you expect when you consult with Tjokorda Gede Rai ?
– Health assessment, diagnosis
– Reflexology, detoxification of the body
– Boosting of immune system
– Physical, mental, spiritual rebalancing and well-being;
– “aura clearing” (believed to be where diseases start)
– stress and depression-related issues
– chronic back, hip, knee and joints problems
– Fertility issues
– Lymphatic System, Hormonal system issues
– Eating disorders,
– Enhancing Memory capacity
– Clearing doubt, worry, anxiety issues
– Enhancing purpose and sense of direction
– Enhancing Passion for life & Creativity
– Healing of traumas and “scars” in the Heart area
– And expect some sound laughter as well!
**Little note when visit Bali's Master Spiritual Healer :
An appoinment of visiting Bali's Master Spiritual Healer is needed one day before. Please dress appropriately with arms and legs covered, and don’t point your feet at the healer. Women should not be menstruating. Always take an offering with the fee tucked into it; never hand money directly to the healer. The Bali's Master Spiritual Master can speak English well you can consult your problem with him without any doubt. contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our site www.bali-agung-tours.com
note : we offer special spiritual trip to meet master healer Cokorda Gede Rai for holistic healing session then continue to holyspring water temple for holy bathing, complete your spiritual journey for the day. for more detail and other spiritual progam in Bali islnd drop me a line at email@example.com
Bali Master Healer Cokorda Rai Photo Gallery :
Holy Bathing Ritual Gallery :
Tirta Empul temple or Holy spring water temple, The waters are believed to have magic curative powers. Every year people journey from all over Bali to purify themselves in the clear pools. Now traveler also experience the holy bathing ritual for healing and spritual merit
For another Bali spiritual and cultural info check here !
Monday, September 19, 2016
Traveling to Bali with kids? Don't know where to go? Yes, you are in right place. We really love to see if Dad and Mom bring their kids to have holiday in Bali instead of they have their couple trip. Don’t stay by the pool only, your kids need to do some awesome activities for them before going back schools. Here we have arranged some awesome family activities to get them excited.
Check this out!
1. A Whole Day Play Games at Waterbom Bali.
Photo credit : Waterbom Bali
We know that kids can get pretty cranky in the Bali heat, so cool them off with a day at this incredible waterpark. Not just another mediocre waterpark – Waterbom Bali is the waterpark number one in Asia and number 3 in the world! With 22 rides and attractions available, including a swimming pool with a swim up bar, whether you want to relax, eat and drink, or go absolutely crazy on all the fantastic rides, then Waterbom Bali has it all. When you are in Waterbom Bali, make sure to check out the lazy river! In the baking afternoon heat, there is nothing better than floating through the gorgeous park and enjoying the cool refreshing water the perfect opportunity to relax after all those heart stopping rides!
2. Finding Nemo - Bali Sea Walker
Photo credit : Prema Bali Adventure
Finding nemo in Bali? We are not dreaming!
Well, there will be no miracles today, no one is walking on water! Instead, you are going to walk under it. Even the non-swimmers in the family can enjoy this underwater discovery. It does not get better than this, getting up close and personal with the fish and stunning aquatic life you won’t even get your hair wet. Prepare to be amazed as you put on your special helmets and descend down the steps into the aquatic paradise. You can hand feed the fish (how fun!), or just watch as they swim around the unbelievably gorgeous live coral formations. Our favorite bit? You get to look like an Astronaut in the cool space age helmets. The kids will be so excited about showing these photos off when they get back to school!
3. Bali Trick Art 3D Museum
Photo Credit : Bali Trick Art
Looking for something other than a beach? Go to Bali 3D Trick Art Gallery.
Here you can find up to 80 trick art paintings include classic, animal, cultural themes and many more. The kids will love taking photos of you being chased by a dinosaur or squirted by an elephant. There are plenty of family-friendly backgrounds too, where you can all ride a horse together or recline in a cart. Your little Picassos can choose their background pictures and get creative with their poses. There is free WI-FI available so you can send the grandparents a photo straight away. This gallery not only guarantees hours of family fun but also the best holiday photos making it the perfect time to get snap-happy!
4. Devdan Show (Treasure of Indonesia archipelago)
Photo Credit : Bali Nusa Dua Theater
Are you into a theatrical show with a wonderful choreography, amazing story and setting? Then you should try the “Devdan Show” package.
The word DEVDAN comes from Sanskrit 'Deva' and 'Dhana', meaning "God's Grace". The Indonesia's treasures are God's gifts for Indonesian people.The DEVDAN story begins when two young children who are parts of a tourist group in Bali feel bored with the tour itinerary and set themselves apart from the group to climb toward a cliff that has grabbed their attention. They find a treasure chest containing various unique items that will bring them, and the audience, in an amazing journey to witness the treasure of Indonesia.
5. Bali Safari and Marine Park (Home hundreds of amazing animals)
Photo Credit : Bali Safari and Marine Park
Going to Bali Safari and Marine Park will be your perfect choice for your kids. Home hundreds of amazing animals representing more than 50 species, some rare and endangered species. When the Balinese cultural atmosphere with the African savannah, Bali Safari and Marine Park features the exhibitions followed Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, white tiger, leopards, cheetahs and Komodo dragon are a few of the fascinating creatures that can be seen at Bali Safari and marine Park. Its mission of conservation, education and entertainment with one of our elephants attractive exhibition dedicated to the animals involved in conservation projects and education and excitement of driving a lot more with the elephant back safari to elephant around and get to see the African savannah near your pet's favorite! Meeting in animals have in Bali and the main attraction of the Marine Park Bali Safari adventure and family.
6. Cooking Class (Introducing Balinese cuisines)
Photo Credit : Payuk Bali Cooking Class
Have you ever thought to life like Balinese and experience about how Balinese people are doing every day for Cooking? Well, Cooking classes in Bali is a must to do when you are holiday with your kids. Not only do they allow you to learn how to cook and eat great Balinese dishes but they also involve a local market tour where you will discover all the local produce and varieties of fresh tropical fruits, vegetables, sea creatures, meats, poultry and aromatic exotic spices. It’s a journey for the senses. Not a full-fledged Master Chef? It does help if you like to cook but you don’t need to have any particular cooking knowledge or set of skills to enjoy one of these classes. It’s a great introduction to Balinese and Indonesian cuisine, getting to cook and taste some of Bali’s best dishes. You will leave with full stomachs, some exciting Balinese recipes to try out at home (a great way to extend your Bali holiday), a better knowledge of Bali’s food culture and the way of life of the Balinese people. And it’s also a great way to meet people and enjoy your day together. And that is what really makes a Balinese cooking class a truly memorable experience.
7. Pirates Bay Nusa Dua (Being pirates a day)
Photo Credit : Pirates Bay Nusa Dua
Have your kids always wanted to be pirates? At The Pirates Bay, your kids can get the experience to be one. Build upon the friendliest white sand of Nusa Dua Beach, The Pirates Bay is creatively set up with wooden tree houses that make use of the existing beach trees, where your kiddos can freely climb up to the bamboo decks and enjoy high views over the bay. Their authentic-looking pirate ship will definitely make solid impression to your little ones. Various kids’ activities are wrapped up nicely in pirate touch, which include kite flying, rope walks, zip lines, and the hanging bridge course. Register your kids for two-hour treasure hunt activity and get them suited up in pirate gear. At the end of the hunt, the group winner will receive a wooden chest filled with gold coins. Such a once-in-a-lifetime experience of being a pirate for a day. As for you, parents, you’ll be able to go for a quick swim at the beach or satisfy your taste buds with the special dishes served on the table, while listening to your child’s euphoric laughter. Don’t be surprise that at the end of the day your little fella will greet you “Ahoy, Mum and Dad!”
8. Ubud Monkey Forest (Meet cheeky monkeys)
Photo Credit : Mikhail Perfilov
Now if you are thinking that your cheeky little monkeys are a handful, just wait until you see these critters. The most entertaining/terrifying part of your visit will be watching greedy monkeys jumping on people who have smuggled in some food. Remember that monkeys are wild animals, and while all the monkeys in Monkey forest are frequently screened for diseases such as rabies, a bite can ruin your holiday and this incredible experience. In Bali, monkeys have considerable cultural significance, and in Balinese Hinduism they are thought to embody both positive and negative forces. As such, the Balinese both love and hate them. In any event, these monkeys are well-loved and protected.
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